Wellbeing support for young people

Free activities and tools to improve your wellbeing and reduce feelings of loneliness and worries.

Anyone can feel lonely, but our research with the Co-op shows that loneliness can badly affect young people and their wellbeing.

You might be feeling lonely, stressed, or worried because of spending more time online, not looking after yourself or from big changes in your life. We've developed some wellbeing activities that could help.

Our Kindness activity pack is full of ideas around coping, recognising feelings and safely connecting with others. There are also videos, podcasts and a playlist.

Parents and teachers supporting children and young people, may also be interested in our free kindness teaching resources.

 
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On this page you can explore:

  • Wellbeing activities and resources
  • Support to manage loneliness
  • Videos on managing stress and worries
  • Teaching resources for ages 5 to 18
  • Contact information for further support

Activities and resources

Explore our activities and resources that help promote kindness, coping skills and general wellbeing skills.

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Kindness activity pack

This engaging activity pack helps you learn about feelings, coping skills and the power of kindness. Being kind not only supports others but also helps us feel good too. It encourages you to do a small act of kindness every day and to safely connect with your community and family.

You’ll also feel more confident coping with changes and challenges. You can order free colour copies to complete at home or school, and download a digital version here.

 

Kindness pack translated

Our kindness pack is also available to download in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto and Tigrinya. There are also other translated wellbeing resources that you may find useful.

Translated resources

Support for adults

Visit our adult wellbeing and loneliness page for more resources and activities. Here you’ll find our wellbeing pack, winter wellbeing calendar and more.

Wellbeing resources for adults

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In episode 3 of The kind place podcast, Tigest and Reb talk about their experiences of loneliness, and how technology can make you feel less, and sometimes more, lonely.

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Watch this video which explores how young people connect with their friends and family, and how they help each other cope with loneliness.

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Discover ways to build your confidence, to develop meaningful connections and to cope with change.

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A feel good playlist for lonely times. Young people around the world choose a song and share a story about why it helps them.

Free teaching resources

For teachers and parents: free online educational resources, to help children and young people aged 5 to 18 years show kindness to others and themselves. 

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Community education workshops

Teachers, educators and youth leaders can use our free educational workshops to help children and young people build essential life skills and discuss important topics. Available for school-aged children (ages 10 to 19) the workshops cover a range of topics including wellbeing, first aid, and migration.

Explore free workshops

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Coronavirus Support Line

If you're feeling lonely and want to speak to someone between 10am and 6pm every day, you can call our coronavirus support line.

Call us on:

0808 196 3651

Get in touch

We would love to hear your stories, and they may inspire others.

How do you build confidence and meaningful connections in your life? Have you overcome feelings of loneliness?

Please email yourstory@redcross.org.uk.